Today’s high-stress lifestyles motivate millions of people to seek out effective forms of stress management and overall wellness. Massage Therapy is leading the way in this area. The demand for qualified massage therapists has grown tremendously in just the past years and is predicted to continue to see exponential growth in the coming decade. Midwest Institute’s massage school will train you to take advantage of this exciting trend.
Massage Therapy Certificate
Get trained and working within a year!
Upon completing your training as a massage therapist you can work in private practices, hotels, chiropractors offices, fitness centers, sporting events, spas and natural health clinics.
All massage therapy students are prepared for and sit for the national Massage Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). ALL STUDENTS MUST PASS THE NATIONAL EXAM TO WORK IN THE FIELD.
Massage therapists have to be good listeners and have extraordinary communication. They need to be able to assess a client’s individual problems as accurately as possible. They need to be friendly, approachable, helpful and positive.
This may be the right career path for you!
Massage Therapy Training is offered at our Massage School located on our Earth City campus.
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St. Louis Massage Therapy Training Program
Today’s high-stress lifestyles motivate millions of people to seek out the most effective forms of stress management and overall wellness. Massage is leading the way in providing stress reduction and relaxation to people around the world. The massage therapy school at Midwest Institute can train you to take advantage of this exciting trend as it is increasingly recognized as a therapeutic practice.
Why Massage Therapy
Massage therapy provides an opportunity to express very positive values about caring and well-being in a way that is both personally and professionally rewarding. Massage therapists create an environment intended to make clients feel relaxed. People in this profession also have flexibility in terms of work hours, independence and a vast selection of practice locations.
The demand for qualified Massage Therapists has grown tremendously in recent years and this career opportunity is predicted to continue to see exponential growth in the coming decade. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports – the employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new job openings for massage therapists in St. Louis, Missouri, and across the country.
Your Career as a Massage Therapist
With such a positive impact on those receiving care, obtaining a career as a massage therapist can be very rewarding. After completing Midwest Institute’s massage therapy school, you will have a chance to make a difference in people’s lives while loving what you do. The skills you learn at Midwest Institute can help lead to a satisfying career in many different settings, including but not limited to:
- Private Practice / Self-Employment
- Massage Therapy Clinics
- Physician Offices
- Nursing Homes / Hospice
- Athletic Recovery Programs
- Sports Medicine Facilities
- Athletic Franchises
- Health Clubs
- Fitness Centers
- Hotels / Resorts
- Cruise Ships
Duties of a Massage Therapist
Massage Therapists treat clients through the utilization of touch to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Therapists use this touch to relieve pain, help accelerate the healing of injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress and aid in the client’s’ general wellness.
As Massage Therapy has become accepted as a medical practice. Midwest Institute’s massage therapy program prepares students to perform the following tasks on the job:
- Recording and evaluating client history
- Conducting a physical assessment of the client
- Select the appropriate technique(s) for treatment
- Select/Blend appropriate essential oils for therapeutic massage
- Successful performance of therapeutic massage
Respected Massage Therapy School in St. Louis
Having certification in today’s job market makes a person more valuable and displays the dedication to expand your skills and knowledge. If you have any questions, contact us, and one of our knowledgeable admissions counselors will provide answers and additional information about our massage therapy programs.
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